Today in The Rundown: State lawmakers get a pay raise; National forecasters shift predictions in the governor’s race; and more.

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Countdown…

Days until the runoff: 22

Days until the Iowa caucuses: 94

Where in the world is Gov. Bobby Jindal? Gov. Jindal is in Iowa campaigning for president.

The News

LA Lege: State lawmakers are getting a pay raise:http://bit.ly/1P0FxXk

LA Gov: National forecasters no longer see the governor’s race as a slam dunk for the GOP. http://bit.ly/1PXFUAU

Jindal: Asked this week, Gov. Jindal wouldn’t say which candidate he supports for governor. http://bit.ly/1KJ5wL6

Vitter: The NAACP has called on David Vitter to pull an ad referencing “violent thugs,” but Vitter says he stands by it.http://bit.ly/1kWPsk4.

Vitter is touting endorsements in the race: http://bit.ly/1NDw0SN

LT Gov: The candidates for lieutenant governor promise no negative ads. http://bit.ly/1kfiOJE

Health care: LSU hospital partners are on the defense.http://bit.ly/1M0oVJl

Education: Check out your local high school scores. http://bit.ly/1kfFb1L

OMV: The latest in the insurance lapse saga, via The AP. http://bit.ly/1P0WlgB

At The Capitol

  • Litigation Subcommittee of Joint Budget meets at 8 a.m.
  • Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget meets at 9 a.m.

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